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OWL ammo will be all tracers but invisible to the enemy

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a tracer round that will be visible to the shooter in daylight and night time but would remain invisible to the enemy at night.

Better helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injury

The U.S. Army is looking at helmet prototypes with optional parts to protect the face and jaw from various threats, including blast waves.

New Lightweight Target Designator for the US Army

BAE Systems has completed the U.S. Army’s Critical Design Review for its HAMMER precision targeting system, one of two candidates for the Army's the...

Remington Defense to Supply M4A1 Carbines to the US Army

Remington Arms Company was award an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to supply up to 120,000 M4/M4A1 carbines, for a maximum amount of US$180 million. The Army has initially ordered 24,000 M4A1 carbines from Remington; deliveries will start in September, 2013.

ATK, IMI Highlight Air Burst System at AUSA 2011

ATK, IMI Highlight Air Burst System at AUSA 2011. The U.S. system, developed by ATK is currently undergoing operational evaluation in Afghanistan. The Israeli system is being tested by the Israeli Army. The XM25 weighs 6.35 kg with a loaded four-round magazine while an M-16 with MPRS totals 6.70 with the same load of ammo. The XM25 offers the benefit of an automatic loading and rapid burst, the Israeli can be fielded more quickly and benefit from existing logistics suport, training and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP).

U.S. Army Orders 21,000 Thermal Sights from Three U.S. Suppliers

Raytheon, DRS an BAE Systems have recently won orders for over 21,000 Thermal Weapon Sights worth about $195 million. The AN/PAS-13 family of sights enables Soldiers with individual and crew served weapons to see deep into the battlefield, increase surveillance and target acquisition range day or night.

U.S. Army to Field XM-25 ‘Game Changing’ Weapon by 2014

The U.S. Army is moving forward with an operational evaluation in Afghanistan, of the new, XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) weapon system. Following this...

Remington to Upgrade Army M24 Sniper Rifles into XM2010 Weapon...

    //   The U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier has awarded Remington Arms Company a contract for the modification of 250 M24 sniper rifles, a first batch...

Generation II Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) Fielded

The U.S. Army began fielding the new second generation Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), with first kits delivered to soldiers scheduled to deploy to...

Update: U.S. Army Awards Enhanced NVG Contracts to ITT, DRS and...

The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (REDCOM) have ordered 660 Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ENVG) from three manufacturers for testing, toward massive fielding...

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